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Russia Revokes US Diplomats' Parking Rights Amid Sanctions Spat
- September 15, 2017

A spokesman for the US Department of State confirmed that parking lots for US consulate officials in Russian Federation had been liquidated, RIA Novosti reports . "Parking in this place was illegal and prevented pedestrians from walking", a St. Petersburg city representative told the RBC news outlet. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that the Kremlin was also considering demanding that the USA diplomatic mission reduce its staff by an additional 155 employees. (more...)
White House won't commit to signing joint congressional resolution condemning white supremacists White House won't commit to signing joint congressional resolution condemning white supremacists
- September 15, 2017

It also calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to work the Department of Homeland Security to "thoroughly" investigate actions taken by white supremacist groups to determine if any criminal laws were broken in Charlottesvile. Trump was roundly criticized by lawmakers of both parties last month after he blamed "both sides" for the August 12 violence that resulted in the death of counterprotester Heather Heyer, as well as his suggestion that some "very fine people" were among the ... (more...)
PCB hopeful of a full-fledged series at home next year PCB hopeful of a full-fledged series at home next year
- September 15, 2017

The three match Twenty20 series ends in Lahore on Friday with a deciding game after the World XI beat Pakistan on Wednesday with Collingwood in the side. " World XI players should convince their teams to tour here when they go back home", he said. Sethi said Sri Lanka had also agreed to play a one-off T20 worldwide in Lahore on October 29, though he was still holding out hope for two matches. (more...)
Six Dead at Florida Nursing Home Left Without Power Six Dead at Florida Nursing Home Left Without Power
- September 15, 2017

An assisted living center that went without power for almost three days said that its efforts to run fans and keep breezes flowing between open windows could only go so far. "A portion of the facility did, in fact, have power, that there was a hospital across the parking lot from this facility and that the nursing home was required to have a permanently installed operational generator", the power company spokesman Richard Beltran told CNN . (more...)
United Kingdom lawmakers back key Brexit bill, but fight still looms United Kingdom lawmakers back key Brexit bill, but fight still looms
- September 15, 2017

In the same address a year ago, Juncker warned of "galloping populism" and defended the very idea of European integration begun in the 1950s to avoid a repeat of devastating wars on the continent. It's also had to contend with a series of currencies afflicting the countries - now 19 - that use the euro as their currency. During his wide-ranging annual speech, Juncker said that the European Union has "regained confidence in the past years". (more...)
Mitch McConnell Hints At Weakening Dems' Ability To Block Trump's Judges Mitch McConnell Hints At Weakening Dems' Ability To Block Trump's Judges
- September 15, 2017

According to the Judicial Conference of the United States, there are now 144 vacancies in the federal courts. "Preserving some of the minority's power in the Senate has broad support because every one of us knows we're probably going to be in some of each", he said. (more...)
The robots are coming for Mozart The robots are coming for Mozart
- September 15, 2017

Borsi looked apprehensive as she stood in her shocking pink concert gown, waiting for the robot to begin directing the classic soprano aria O Mio Babbino Caro (Oh My Beloved Father) by Puccini. YuMi achieved a very high level of fluidity of gesture, with an incredible softness of touch and expressive nuancing. While robots are expected to replace humans in many roles - and already have - artificial intelligence housed inside machine made bodies are not considered as much of a threat to the ... (more...)
Child Passenger Safety Week: safety laws by state Child Passenger Safety Week: safety laws by state
- September 15, 2017

This is a serious concern because the tether is an important safety device to protect children in cars. Register your auto seat to receive recall information . "Chevrolet is committed to helping parents keep their children safe on the road", said Tricia Morrow, Chevrolet Safety Engineer. Target and Lisa Fryrear of State Farm will conduct a child vehicle seat checkup event on Friday, Sept. (more...)
Girls made 'period excuse' to avoid being raped by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Girls made 'period excuse' to avoid being raped by Gurmeet Ram Rahim
- September 15, 2017

He further alleged that the police closed the case on ridiculous grounds, addressing Ram Rahim as Guruji in the final report (FR) and even refused to admit the existence of DPS Dutta. Dera chief Gurmeet Singh has been diagnosed as a sex addict. However, Dera chairperson Vipassana clarified that the sect would run as it used to and that Gurmeet Ram Rahim would continue to head it. (more...)
Judge has leeway in Stockley decision Judge has leeway in Stockley decision
- September 15, 2017

Stockley's attorney says his client was acting within the confines of the law when Anthony Lamar Smith, 24, was shot to death during a 2011 police chase. Greitens and Mayor Lyda Krewson called for peace. Prosecutors say Stockley planted the weapon inside Smith's vehicle. "The Ethical Society of Police understands that this case may cause public frustration and we respect the citizen's right to protest", the union said in a statement Tuesday. (more...)
American Islamic State militant surrenders in Syria American Islamic State militant surrenders in Syria
- September 15, 2017

The current location of the United States citizen has not been released. Meanwhile, coalition-backed fighters battling Islamic State in eastern Syrian do not intend to enter the city of Deir el-Zour, a USA military spokesman said, lessening the potential for clashes between coalition partners and Syrian government forces there. (more...)
The Hype Behind Sealed Air Corporation (SEE), International Paper Company (IP)
- September 15, 2017

Sealed Air Corp New now has $8.29B valuation. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, August 11 report. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $44.00 price objective on shares of Sealed Air Corporation in a report on Friday, August 11th. (more...)
Dozens line up to hear conservative at Berkeley amid tight security Dozens line up to hear conservative at Berkeley amid tight security
- September 15, 2017

University police do not intend to use pepper spray but "that's not saying we won't if circumstances call for them", Bennett said. "Ironically, Berkeley is fighting Free Speech Week the same way they fought against Mario Savio's Free Speech Movement in the 60's - by spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt", he said. (more...)
Near 100-Degree Temps Anticipated for Area Thursday Near 100-Degree Temps Anticipated for Area Thursday
- September 15, 2017

Saturday: Partly sunny with a high near 90. High: 93. Wind: S 10 miles per hour. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be cloudy, with a high near 77. Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 67. SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Low: 74. There is a chance of more showers and thunderstorms this morning and tonight in the Omaha area. (more...)
US National Debt Exceeds $20T After Congress, Trump Approve Debt Limit Bill US National Debt Exceeds $20T After Congress, Trump Approve Debt Limit Bill
- September 15, 2017

To hit the milestone, the total debt increased $317 billion in one day after President Trump signed a bill on September 8 that temporarily suspended the $19.84 trillion debt ceiling so that federal aid could be provided for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. (more...)
Trump tours Irma damage in Florida, thanks first responders Trump tours Irma damage in Florida, thanks first responders
- September 15, 2017

During Thursday's trip to Florida to survey the destruction Hurricane Irma left in his wake, President Prop Comic chose to bust out a number from his greatest hits album. "It's been a tough time, even for you folks". "I don't know what he's going to do". In Florida, where Democratic Senator Bill Nelson is running for re-election next year, Trump has already encouraged Scott to challenge the incumbent. (more...)
'Tough start' for National Football League season - ratings down 13% in Week 1 'Tough start' for National Football League season - ratings down 13% in Week 1
- September 15, 2017

The New Orleans Saints-Minnesota Vikings game Vikings averaged a 6.8 rating and 11.4 million viewers. CBS' regional game drew a 7.6, down 18%, and 13.4 million viewers, down 17%. The New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game had a total audience - including streaming viewers - of 24.5 million viewers. This marks four years in a row that the season opener has seen a ratings decline vs the year before. (more...)
Family: No Accountability for Man Who Died in Police Custody Family: No Accountability for Man Who Died in Police Custody
- September 15, 2017

The attorneys believe the decision was not political. "Billy" Murphy - had with the Justice Department attorneys who reviewed the case. Since Freddie Gray's death, then-police Commissioner Anthony Batts was sacked, and an investigation was started during the Obama administration. (more...)
Markets Right Now: Stocks manage small gains on Wall Street Markets Right Now: Stocks manage small gains on Wall Street
- September 15, 2017

Target rose 2.8 percent Wednesday after issuing a bullish hiring forecast for the holiday season. The Standard & Poor's 500 index dipped 1 point, or 0.1 percent, to 2,495. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 percent. The Nasdaq composite fell 15 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,445. The Dow rose 45 points, or 0.2 percent, to 22,203. (more...)
EU Parliament's Brexit coordinator urges May to address chamber EU Parliament's Brexit coordinator urges May to address chamber
- September 15, 2017

As well as the expansion of the borderless area, the president proposed action to encourage all applicable European Union members to adopt the euro as their currency. He looked ahead to the day after Britain's departure on March 29, 2019, saying Europe should " throw off the bowlines , sail away from the harbour" - and have another summit, in Romania. (more...)

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